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The Mexican War diary and correspondence of George B. McClellan

Author: George B McClellan; Thomas W Cutrer
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009.
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In his standard reference work on the Civil War, Generals in Blue, Ezra Warner declared George B. McClellan (1826-1885) "one of the most controversial figures in American military history." In this revealing book, Thomas W. Cutrer provides the definitive edition of McClellan's detailed diary and letters from his service in the Mexican War (1846-1848), during which he began the rise that culminated in his being named  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Diaries
Correspondence
Diaries Correspondence
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
Mexican War diary and correspondence of George B. McClellan.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009007674
(OCoLC)312728453
Named Person: George B McClellan; George B McClellan; George Brinton McClellan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George B McClellan; Thomas W Cutrer
ISBN: 9780807136584 0807136581
OCLC Number: 537606411
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 195 pages)
Contents: "War at last sure enough!" : West Point, 18 March 1846-22 September 1846 --
"I would not have missed coming here for anything" : from West Point to Victoria, 8 October 1846-20 December 1846 --
"A perfect desert from beginning to end" : Victoria to Tampico, 2 January 1847-5 March 1847 --
"We had done more than all the rest" : Vera Cruz, 9 March 1847-2 April 1847 --
"Nothing seemed to them too bold" : Cerro Gordo to Mexico City, 26 March 1847-30 May 1847 --
"No one can say 'Poor Mac' over me" : Mexico City, 24 October 1847-6 June 1848 --
"The Engineer Company is destroyed" : West Point, 23 June 1848-22 September 1849 --
Afterword --
Glossary of military engineering terms.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas W. Cutrer.

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In his standard reference work on the Civil War, Generals in Blue, Ezra Warner declared George B. McClellan (1826-1885) "one of the most controversial figures in American military history." In this revealing book, Thomas W. Cutrer provides the definitive edition of McClellan's detailed diary and letters from his service in the Mexican War (1846-1848), during which he began the rise that culminated in his being named general in chief of the Union forces and commander of the Army of the Potomac early in the Civil War.

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